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Floods killed at least 20 people in Thailand

Twenty people were killed in the floods that hit northern and northeastern Thailand, reported in a statement the Thai Ministry of Prevention and Protection against disasters on Saturday.

The ministry said a total of 20 of the 77 Thai provinces, a quarter of the territory of the country were affected by tropical storm Nock-Ten, which began to hit Thailand on July 25, causing heavy rains.

A total of 314,732 households, or 1.03 million people were affected by floods and landslides, reported the ministry. Over the past two weeks, weather also made eleven wounded, while a person is missing.

Nock-Ten has also caused flooding in Vietnam, where almost two people died and the Philippines where the latest balance sheet reported 65 dead and 15 missing.

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